No matter how the workplace may change in the future, there will always be a need for Criminal Justice Professionals. The Criminal Justice AA
prepares students to transfer to a University in the best position for an on time graduation. Students will study how the American Criminal
Justice System functions, why crime occurs, and have opportunities to study policing, juveniles, criminal law, investigations, and victimology.
Students may craft their AA to coincide with their particular interests in the field whether that is in corrections, law, victim assistance,
emergency management, or law enforcement.
Students who do not wish to transfer to a University can still work in the field of policing and corrections after the completion of this
well-rounded AA degree. Students can opt to choose the AAS in Law Enforcement which is designed for students who wish to complete a two year
degree, with no intention to transfer to a four year institution, and immediately work in the field. The AAS is designed to prepare the student
for the workplace in law enforcement or corrections. This department also features a certificate in Emergency Management a fully online
21-credit program that allows the student to study the basics involved in the management of disasters and emergencies. All faculty members who
instruct in these programs have extensive personal experience in the field.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are three program options for Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice Associate of Arts Degree requires 65 credits over 4 recommended
semesters, while the Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science requires 64 credits over 4 recommended semesters. The Emergency Management
Certificate requires 21 credits over multiple recommended semesters. The Criminal Justice Degree and Emergency Management Certificate can be
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.